anyway, i was hoping if i started working out again i'd regain some of my nightly energy. the energy i used to have after running that would drive me to wash dishes or fold laundry.
dream on, jill!
i spent 45 minutes on the treadmill, 15 of those spent with 5 lb. handweights. and then i almost fell asleep on the way home. actually i did close my eyes at a stoplight and got honked at when i didn't see the light had changed. i think i need to take the "regime" thing seriously if i want that boost of energy i used to get from working out.
so here's where i need your help.
this was me before i was pregnant.
well, a year before i was pregnant. but i promise nothing changed.
i just needed a photo that showed my pre-baby body sans most clothing.
this is me now, 5 months preggo.
i'm not very happy with my phone's quality.
anyway, i'm feeling good about my waist, it's basically all baby. i even kinda like my butt, as in, the fact that i HAVE a butt. same for boobage, it's nice to see those are making an appearance 10 years after puberty. what i am not in love with is my arms. nor am i a fan of my upper thighs.
so what kind of exercises can i do for my arms and upper legs? i know a lot of things are considered unsafe when you're pregnant and i'm not really sure who to turn to for this. i won't be seeing my doctor again for another month and i've read a few articles on the subject. but the recommended workouts like swimming and dancing aren't things i have the resources for. my office complex (where i went today) has a gym with a couple treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights, and weight systems. i want to utilize those things instead of spending money on a membership somewhere. that even puts yoga on the back burner, since i want to avoid paying for something. i've heard that i can watch yoga videos on netflix, but then i'm afraid i'm going to do my positions wrong. every time i visit a yoga studio the instructor has to correct me several times before i get the hang of it. partially because i don't know my right from my left. oops.
all i've come up with is walking the treadmill with handheld weights. i was going to start lifting leg weights today but then was scared that i was going to eff something up in uterus-land. i know that probably sounds crazy, but you can never be too careful and i was worried.
so any recommendations for my arms and perhaps upper legs?